When Airbnb’s founders tell their origin story, they often hark back to the moment in 2009 when Paul Graham, head of startup incubator Y Combinator, gave them four crucial words of advice. At the time, Airbnb had fewer than a thousand registered hosts. Founders Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, and Nate Blecharczyk were hunkered down in Silicon Valley, scrambling to scale the business by poring over data and revamping the website. After a promising start, revenue had flatlined at $200 per week.
After nearly 25 years in a variety of positions at Microsoft, long-time industry exec Julie Larson-Green left the Redmond-based tech giant earlier this year. Now, she is ready to announce her next gig: In January, she will become the first chief experience officer at “customer-service experience management” company Qualtrics, a Provo, Utah-based company that competes with SurveyMonkey. (In other words, they are also a provider of online survey and data tools.)
In business as in all things, there are winners and losers. Here are our best guesses for what companies, trends and industries are going to get big next year, and which ones will fizzle. The article is part of the Fortune 2018 Crystal Ball, our predictions for the year ahead. Find the whole list here. Despite stabilization efforts at the company (including a huge cash infusion from SoftBank), Uber will keep losing ground to its smaller rivals.
@peterelkind Ha!! Well Done. 😀 I'd seriously be very interested in seeing some psychoanalysis on the repeated (and Incorrect) capitalization he uses and what it means. Good story for someone like @TheAtlantic or @NewYorker if it hasn't been done yet?
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Selecting a term
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